Napoleon once said: “One bad general does better than two good ones.” It
takes a moment for the sense of this to register, but it is the same as our
modern saying that “too many cooks spoil the broth”. Having one set of
instructions, even if they are flawed, is preferable to having two sets of perfect
directions that, when enacted together without reference to each other, cause
This is the principle of leadership in a nutshell. It is all about maintaining
focus and creating positive outcomes.